The Bad Dudes wiki last edited by Video_Game_King on 09/06/13 04:46PM
View full history
Are you a bad enough dude?
Released in 1988 (when Ronald Reagan was still actually president of the United States), Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja is a 2-D side scrolling beat 'em up in the same vein as Final Fight, Kung Fu or Double Dragon.
However, by the time of the NES/Famicom release Reagan was no longer President, and has been replaced accordingly with George Bush. In the game's attract mode, players see the statement: "The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?"
Players, as protagonists Blade and Stryker (who were named unironically), can use knives and nunchaku to fight their way through levels, collecting power-ups along the way in the form of soda to refill lost life or clocks to add time.At the end of each level is a boss character.
During the Quick Look of DataEast Arcade Classics, Jeff and Vinny played through the entire Bad Dudes campaign.